Feelings and Nature

Nature is one of the principal characteristics we look in people to know them better. We build suitable relationships once we are aware of their true nature. On the other hand, feelings are emotions that make people interact with others. People are examined by their feelings and nature in this world. They have different ways…

Dealing with Rejection and the Accompanying Dejection

As I check my email for the umpteenth time for mails from recruiters, I feel my heart beating faster. I see there are seven recruiters who have “shown interest in my profile”. Sadly, none of the seven have called me yet. The speed at which my heart was beating a while ago, has lessened considerably,…

Miracles are Small Bundle of Unexpected Surprises!

Do you believe in miracles? Miracles are like small surprises that we all expect in our lives. Sometimes, we do not believe in miracles because of the circumstances we face. Life is full of ups and downs, it is like a puzzle that cannot be solved easily. There are times in our lives when we…

Dare to Follow your Dream

Meet Sugandha Thakran, née Krishnan. An ex-Indian Air Force officer turned entrepreneur, who now lives a dream of her own. Since inception in 2006, her Tattoo Studio- Phoeninks Tattoos, has expanded into different media aside from ink on skin…. selling oils on canvas, from pencil, charcoal, acrylic emulsion, fabric paints, wax crayons, watercolours, silks and…

Women in the Workplace

It is not every day that one deals with casual sexism at work unless one is a woman. Just the other day, I had a senior physician question my career choices. He asked me why I was on a job that requires extensive travel when I am a woman, who obviously has family and responsibilities….

Are You Successful?

What makes people successful? In my younger days, I would think it was formal education and knowledge. But that wasn’t available to all. So it seemed unfair in the larger scheme of things in the world. Coz some- the little less privileged, were deprived of the sources and resources that would help them attain success…

Do Not Normalize

During this period, I’m certain everyone has passed by something that’s more traumatising than the pandemic we’re all experiencing. You might wonder what could be more drastic than this pandemic, and I am sorry to provide our “humanity” as the answer. From the increasing rates of domestic violence, to the infuriating number of cases in…

Inevitable Truths

The heart desires remorselessly and the mind suffers- bearing the weight of all the consequences and fretting over the tiniest of things. It’s in these moments you begin to question everything you ever stood for, when your principles are challenged by none other than your own self. What are you supposed to do when the…

Glasses

Just like we wear sunglasses to be able to see through scorching hot days, we have a variety of glasses that we use to adjust our sight, so it wouldn’t disturb our normal state. I realized that we reject anything that tries to change our state- if it’s too happy, we find a way to…

Love Yourself More Today

Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion and respect to your own journey. -s.menutt Many of us are brainwashed by society to love ourselves only conditionally by assessing our worth…

Embrace the Journey

We often go hard on ourselves when we realize that we’re not where we want to be, for whatever reason. We don’t blame the cracks in the road, or the storms that caused us to trip, we only blame ourselves. The thing is, the concept of blaming should be erased from our souls. Finding anything…

Lockdown Lessons: Discover Yourself

The Covid-19 pandemic has inadvertently created the need to be innovative in all our activities. The prolonged lockdown has given us time to introspect and have a broader vision of life. Watching the poor unable to even manage one meal for themselves makes us realize the value of food. The continuous hard work of medical…

Change the World

What would you change about the world if you had the power? The answer to that question for most of us would be anything between making the world a more beautiful, kind and a better place in any way we can; but isn’t it peculiar that all of us would agree on this one answer…

The Successful Headmaster

Hefty, tall and bespectacled, wearing spotless double “veshti” (a two-fold long loincloth worn by elderly men in India) and a crisply ironed white bush shirt, its length reaching down to his knees, a large-size shirt pocket containing papers and a Parker fountain pen, properly buttoned shirt holes tied to each other with a thread, a…